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Online Course: COPD Update

 Export to Your Calendar 9/14/2020 to 9/14/2021
Where: Online Learning Designed for APRNs
United States
Presenter: Melinda C. Joyce, PharmD., FAPhA, FACHE
Contact: Lynne Cobb

Online registration is available until: 9/14/2021
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Fees: $25 / Members

            $20 / Student and Retired Members

            $40 / Non-Members*

*Non-Members before purchasing your course you will need to join as a guest member. This is a free membership and only grants access to the online learning platform.  The Join/Renew link is located on the top menu.


Refund Policy: Non-refundable

Participants must complete the program within 30 days of purchase, in addition to the required signature, quiz and evaluation to receive contact hours.

Upon completion of registration and payment you will receive a link to your course in your purchase confirmation email.



Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the role of inhalation as a route of administration for COPD therapies.
  2. Discuss the treatment approach for COPD, based on the categories and/or severity of the disease.
  3. Review specific goals for therapy of COPD patients and how to assist patients in meeting these goals.


  • Chronic, progressive inflammatory disorder characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible
  • Leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide
  • Is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States
  • Primary cause of COPD is cigarette smoking and contributes to 85 to 90% of the deaths
  • Global Initiative for Chronic Lung Disease:
  • Resources and guidelines also available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute along with the American Thoracic Society

Credits: 1.0 KBN contact hour, of which 1.0 may be applied towards pharmacology

Program Number: 1-0018-12-21-OL004

Duration: 50 minutes

Starting Program Date: September 14, 2020

Access: Available until September 14, 2021


Credit Statement:

This educational activity offers 1.0 KBN contact hour of CE, in which 1.0 may be applied towards pharmacology. KANPNM is accredited as a provider for the Kentucky Board of Nursing (provider # 1-0018). Expiration Date: December 31, 2021

Participants must complete the program within 30 days of purchase, in addition to your required signature, quiz and evaluation to receive CE credit.

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